David Dunn: Why should we screw-retain?
- Benefits of screw-retained restorations over cement-retained
- New technologies for screw-retention in challenging situations
- Nobel Biocare New York Symposium 2016
- Design and engineering to optimize soft and hard tissue outcomes general session
For a variety of reasons, there has been an increasing trend towards cement-retained restorations over the last decade, notwithstanding the concomitant increase in biological and mechanical complications. This trend is now rapidly reversing, as clinicians better appreciate the biological and material science needs for restoration retrievability along with new technologies that enable correction of unfavorable implant angulations. This presentation will address the various issues surrounding the choice of cement versus screw retention and highlight the new technologies and restorative approaches available.
Dr David Dunn has a reputation as one of Australia’s leading clinicians in esthetic and implant dentistry. Since graduating from Sydney University with Honors in 1981, he has built a respected referral practice on prestigious Macquarie Street, in the heart of Sydney. Dr Dunn was notably a founding member of The Osseointegration Society of New South Wales, being chairman of the inaugural committee, and later the Australasian Osseointegration Society. Dr Dunn is also a fellow by examination of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and a member of the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr Dunn continues to lecture and educate his fellow colleagues extensively, and is a faculty member for the gIDE/UCLA Masters Program in Implant Dentistry, as well as being appointed the co-chairman of the gIDE/UCLA Australasian Master Esthetic Program. He has participated in world tours for Nobel Biocare, and lectured for Ivoclar Vivadent on topics of minimally invasive esthetic dentistry. He is also published in the esteemed International Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Most recently, Dr Dunn has established his practice as a Centre for Digital Smile Design following close collaboration with Brazilian Ceramist Dr Christian Coachman, creator of the Digital Smile Design technique. This method is utilised by Dr Dunn to achieve for his patients, natural, highly-esthetic and minimally invasive solutions.